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Smartphones can improve adherence rates for TB treatment

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4920 (Published 29 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4920

Editorial

NIHR’s research signals in The BMJ

  1. Rob Cook, clinical director1,
  2. Tara Lamont, director2,
  3. Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
  4. on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
  1. 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit Healthcare, London, UK
  2. 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}bazian.com

The study

Story A, Aldridge R, Smith C, et al. Smartphone-enabled video-observed versus directly observed treatment for tuberculosis: a multicentre, analyst-blinded, randomised, controlled superiority trial. Lancet 2019;393:1216-24.

The study was funded by the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (project number RP-PG-0407-10340).

To read the full NIHR Signal, go to https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000777/smartphones-for-tb-treatment-observation

Footnotes

  • Contributors: Hannah Spring

  • All authors contributed to the development and review of this summary, as part of the wider NIHR Signals editorial team. RC is guarantor.

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  • Competing interestsThe BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none

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